I’d been talking to the trees and

I think they must be listening as

one waved back a branch – it was

an Olive known by various names.

‘Go easy on us’ I heard a voice

speak out – ‘and we will save your


universe’. Then suddenly traffic

stopped, people paused and links

via public transport came to a

deathly hush - carbon emissions

had plummeted – so I put on the

kettle and made myself a cuppa.

Some things need serious thought




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Don Matthews

Sun 17th May 2020 00:40

When I look at a gum tree
I hear a noise on high
A branch come crashing on me
Which makes me wonder why?

I have done nothing to hurt you Mr Gum. Why are you doing this to me?....

Because I don't stroke your trunk in adoration?....

And bow down at your base daily? prayer?....

And kiss your smooth bark?....

Jeez Ruth/Philipos/Po why did I plant such demanding specimens? Worse than a woman...


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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 16th May 2020 22:22

Great piece I often have telepathic experiences with trees. I tell a tree it's beautiful and it will often send me a surge of energy back, like a beam of appreciation😊

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Sat 16th May 2020 14:28

Great piece of reflection


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